The Captive

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Reja Ashraf

Kidnapped by the ruby-eyed dragon on the eve of her wedding, her beloved slain, the maiden has since been enslaved inside an enchanted cave in an unknown part of the world. Her only links to the world are the dreams of men where she appears pleading with her sad eyes for them to come and rescue her. Only there can she show them the way to her prison which they can recall in their hearts but never direct from their lips. Many knights and heroes have tried. None has returned. Only one boy was ever found drifting on a piece of wood and he could tell or remember nothing, except that he had seen a glimpse of her perched on an emerald pillar behind the dragon that had now one eye. Where is the maiden’s cave? Who is she? Why has nothing, not even the crew and the ships ever come back? What does she wear around her neck? Is she the dragon’s forlorn captive or his mistress? La belle dame sans merci…??? Created: October 2003 Water colours used. Touched up with pencils. Tried to make a few changes with Photoshop but I’m hopeless with that!! Will try again after I learn how to use it!

Published More than a year ago

Category Anime/Manga

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